Inclement Weather

Public Safety's Location

 The Department of Public Safety is located in the 1313 Columbia Building (CLMB), room 002. Community members have afterhours card swipe access to the main entry doors of the CLMB to connect with Public Safety or call 206.296.5990 24-hours a day 

Snow Closures

The university is committed to deciding whether to close for snow or other inclement weather by 6 AM so that an announcement of a closure or non-standard operating hours can be publicized by 6:30 AM. To ensure the information is readily available, announcements will be posted in many places:

  • Updates on snow delays or closures will first be posted to the SU home page and the university hotline (206.296.2200).
  • An announcement also will be sent out by e-mail to all faculty, staff, and students.
  • Postings will be made on The Commons, as well as the university's Facebook page and Twitter account.

Weather conditions can change, so please check for updates throughout the morning.

Radio and TV outlets typically report on our closures, though the timeliness of those reports cannot be guaranteed. AM radio stations KIRO 710 and KOMO 1000 and FM stations KPLU 88.5 and KUOW 94.9 air snow closure announcements. Local television stations KOMO, KING, KIRO, KONG, KCPQ and Northwest Cable News also announce school closure notifications. Information is typically posted on television web sites and will also be listed on FlashAlert (Students, faculty, and staff may register for free e-mail notifications for SU at FlashAlert)

In all cases, the campus community should use their best judgment about how safe it is to travel based on the conditions near their homes.